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Students get jump start in energy game

Posted on August 9, 2017

Solutions to the world’s energy problems will be put to expert panels by year 8 students from across Queensland this month. They are taking part in Energy for a Future Earth workshops run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) in Brisbane, Gladstone and Blackwater, which introduce students to  Continue Reading »

Trading schools for high-tech trades

Posted on August 8, 2017

About 50 students from central Queensland will trade the classroom for a high-tech career in resources thanks to the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA). Under the watchful eye of Anglo American employees, 20 Biloela and Moura state high school students will learn valuable hand skills, while in Gladstone 30  Continue Reading »

Students on right path to resource jobs

Posted on July 26, 2017

Try a trade or solve a maths equation? These questions will be more easily answered by Capella and Clermont high school students today. About 40 year 10 students will take part in the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) event designed to give them a realistic insight to a variety  Continue Reading »

New tricks of the trade for next gen tradies

Posted on July 20, 2017

Driverless trucks, augmented reality, remotely operated mines, it all sounds futuristic, but the skills required to maintain these new technologies is needed in the toolkits of the next generation of tradies. Taking their first step to a career in resources, around 30 budding tradies from local high schools would experience  Continue Reading »

Toolkit for future careers

Posted on July 19, 2017

About 20 students from Middlemount Community School have a rare opportunity to visit a mine site this week and explore careers available to them in the resources sector. The Middlemount South Toolkit 4 School Kids event for years 9, 10 and 11 students would give them first-hand experience of the  Continue Reading »

Past QMEA students – where are they now?

Posted on July 7, 2017

Meet Sarah Coughlan, another QMEA success story to come out of the regions. Graduating from Nanango State High School in 2011, Sarah now works for Anglo American as a graduate mining engineer. Her experience at the company has seen her working across a number of areas of the business including  Continue Reading »

Indigenous and female students explore engineering and trades

Posted on June 26, 2017

 Indigenous and female students make up nearly half the students taking part in the trade and engineering camps in Mount Isa this week, run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA). Under the watchful eye of Glencore employees the 35 Years 11 and 12 students have the choice of  Continue Reading »

Drones take flight in Capella

Posted on June 23, 2017

The Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) and Glencore Coal have joined forces in central Queensland to deliver drone technology to students at Capella State High School. More than 30 year 7 students are destined to become physicists for a day through a Physics in Flight lesson and see first-hand  Continue Reading »

Congratulations to our QRC Indigenous Award winners

Posted on June 23, 2017

Congratulations to our winners of the inaugural QMEA Exceptional Indigenous QMEA Student Award winners. Wonie Yusia of Wavell SHS and Kaitlyn Tobane of Blackwater SHS jointly won the award, which was presented on 29 May by Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Mark  Continue Reading »

Digging deeper into careers

Posted on June 1, 2017

Around 80 eager Year 10 students will find out about careers they might not even have thought of this week when they are visited by professional staff from Hastings Deering. They’ll learn that there’s more to mining and energy than just big machinery and large excavation work during the Classroom  Continue Reading »